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17 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lankan waters

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Seventeen Indian fishing poachers and two steel hull bottom trawlers were arrested by Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard patrol craft in the Northern territorial waters off Nagar Kovil Thursday evening (22).

Sri Lanka Navy and SLCG patrol craft attached to the Northern Naval Area whilst on routine patrol, detecting two Indian fishing trawlers 16.8 nm and 14.6 nm off respectively, engaged in bottom trawling were apprehended.

Having brought the arrested fishermen, fishing trawler and their fishing gear to the Naval base, Kankesanthurai, are to be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for onward legal action.

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